They have becoming hugely successful in America, and with an appearance on Ellen, one of their songs on hit TV show Glee, and recently announcing the release date of their US album, it was only a matter of time till Ashton Kutcher got a hold of them. That’s right boys – you’ve been Punk’d!
The five-piece are believed to have been filming their new video in Los Angeles last month, when they were apparently approached by police for trespassing where they shouldn’t have been.
In a hilarious video of the prank taking place, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes are seen being warned by police as they sit looking sulky on the curb.
Jay, who is believed to have been in on the prank, is then seen getting ‘arrested’ by the police, and being taken around the side where, presumably, a Punk’d trailer was located.
As his bandmate was cuffed and taken off by police, Max is seen with his head in his hands, looking upset at the whole situation.
Following Jay’s mock arrest, Tom is then seen talking to another policeman unaware of the trouble they’re in.
Several minutes later, Tom is seen laying on the floor with his arms above his head – a standard position for people when they are arrested or being told to wait by police.
The outcome of the stunt remains to be seen when the ninth series of Punk’d premieres on March 29th.
The Wanted being Punk’d is the latest in a string of indications that the band are well on their way to having as much success Stateside as in their home country.
And after beating Take That to become the most successful UK boyband in America, the boys will be releasing an album for their American fans next month.
The boys took to Twitter to announce their exciting news, writing: ‘Great news, America: We are thrilled to announce we will be releasing our first U.S. album on April 24!! Stay tuned for details :).’